Yes, it’s finally here.
The OnePlus 7 was easily overshadowed by the 7 Pro, but we feel the vanilla OP7 better reflects the company’s ethos. It has most of the 7 Pro’s key features at a significantly lower price. And no-nonsense phones with attractive pricing are what brought the OnePlus where it is.
Equipped with the flagship Snapdragon 855 SoC and an excellent 6.41-inch OLED screen with a minimalist notch, the handset sure makes a compelling offer at 550. The chipset is paired with either 6GB of RAM with 128GB of storage or 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage.
The camera setup on the back consists of a 48MP f/1.7 main unit with OIS and a 5MP unit for depth sensing. On the front, a 16MP sits on the notch with f/2.0 aperture. A 3,700 mAh battery with support for the OnePlus 20W fast charging powers the whole thing.
The OnePlus 7 is a mild upgrade over last year’s 6T specs. However, beyond the chipset and camera, the 7 also brings a set of great-sounding stereo speakers and the next-gen under-display fingerprint reader also found on the 7 Pro.
When you consider that those were among the biggest complaints of 6T owners you can see how it’s a very sensible upgrade even if a minor one. As long as it all performs as good in real life as it looks on paper though.
Stay tuned for the full review and see what our in-depth tests show.